Elk City State Park Facts

~Elk City State Park Article

Here’s How You Do It:

Book for peak summer months in advance. If you visit when we did (early November) you’ll have the fall leaf color show almost to yourself and you won’t need a reservation. Closest airport is Joplin Regional. Another option is Tulsa International. Fly in and rent a car.

~Location: Elk City State Park is located at 4825 Squaw Creek Rd. Independence, KS 67301 Phone # (620)331-6295

GPS: N37 15.415 W95 46.487

 ~Ranger Station: None nearby

 ~Nearest Town and Amenities: Independence, Kansas is 5 miles away. Small town with a big box store so you can pick up anything you need.

 ~Campground/s: Yes. Reserve unless off-season. Cabins also available.

 ~Warnings: None

 ~Permits: N/A

 ~Weather: Always check. http://www.weather.com/

 ~Suggestions: Don’t miss sunset over the lake. And if you have time and loved any of the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, check out the Little House on the Prairie Museum.

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